The Reno Coach

Renovation Advisors
ONLY SERVICING TORONTO, ETOBICOKE AND NORTH YORK
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Alex & Vina in Toronto
6 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

We had wanted to renovate our 1950s-built bungalow not only from an aesthetic/update standpoint but also wanted an energy efficient home. Our biggest worry was finding the right contractor to carry out what we envisioned. Reiner provided valuable guidance during the planning phase, helped us find the right contractor to carry out what we envisioned, as well as quality control during the execution phase.

Aside from his experience and knowledge in construction techniques, Reiner keeps up-to-date with the latest and emerging energy-efficient technologies and products here and abroad. This enabled us to set the highest standards that our budget can afford. We are truly happy with Reiner’s contribution, integrity, and reliability. We highly recommend him.

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Hi Alex and Vina, thank you so much for your detailed review. It is our pleasure to be a part of your reno project. Always great to have happy repeat clients. Thanks and take great care!

apricottree in North York
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

We took over the vacant space next door which was occupied by Starbucks for 18 years.
After 23 years we felt that it was the right time to expand.
Having difficulties to find a reliable Contractor we contacted Reiner to ask for advice. (In fact it was Reiner who actually was the Contractor when we first expanded in 1997).
He put us in touch with Jay at J.H. Construction who eventually did take on the project.
Throughout the renovations Reiner spent countless hours to make the whole process as smooth as possible. Always on hand to guide us in the right direction or offer valuable advice whenever needed.
We can highly recommend the services The Reno Coach can provide.
A special “Thanks” to Jay for his hard work and dedication to this project. Our Customers are extremely pleased with the “New Look”.

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Hi Franz, thank you so much for your detailed review. It is our pleasure to be a part of your reno project. I am always happy to work for longtime clients. Thanks and take great care!

docmkp
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

I recently did a complete renovation of a 1200 square foot condo. I have used Reiner numerous times having used him for the 4plex income property I own.
While the condo seemed much more straight forward than an older house, he again added considerable value. Just one example, on his initial assessment of the property he noted that the ceiling could be lifted given the presence of older, larger potlucks. Something I would never have considered. You don't know what you don't know. As a result I have 10 foot ceiling in the combined living/kitchen, and a new apartment in the process. Recommended

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Hi Maneesh, thank you so much for your detailed review. It is our pleasure to be a part of your reno project. Always great to have happy repeat clients. Thanks and take great care!

Kevin Allen from Toronto
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

We have carried out an extensive update and renovation of our full home. Our home was originally built in 1920 and we wanted if fully updated structurally and functionally as well as making it as energy efficient and green as possible. This extensive renovation involved many different technologies, materials, timetables, priorities and personalities.

We contracted with Reiner to advise us on every stage of this process. Reiner helped us to plan the project, choose the contractors, negotiate with the contractors and establish the timelines. Reiner attended all of the site meetings and was very helpful in keeping the project on schedule. We particularly appreciated that Reiner carried out his regular inspections of many facets of the work and was diligent in double checking that the work was carried out to a very high standard. He followed up to the contractors and tradesmen directly to ensure each aspect was of the renovation was performed correctly.

We wanted our home to be fully updated and energy efficient. Reiner was helpful in the choice of various technologies such as in floor heating, energy recovery ventilators, full home insulation, types of roofing, basement lowering etc. Reiner was able to give us good advice and help us to coordinate these technologies into our project.

Inevitably some difficulties occurred during the renovation. Reiner was always responsive and generally was very quick to asses the situation, recommend a solution and monitor the correction. We appreciate Reiner's quick and thorough responses.

We have been in our renovated house for nearly a year and are very happy with the results. A major renovation is a stressful difficult endeavour but Reiner's advice has helped to make the process less difficult and more successful.

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Hi Kevin, thank you so much for your detailed review. It is our pleasure to be a part of your reno project. Thanks and take great care!

Christina in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Reiner helped coach us through our basement underpinning and finishing project.

As this was our first home renovation project he was incredibly helpful navigating us through City of Toronto permits, design suggestions and most importantly helping us source the best service providers.

We highly recommend Reiner for future projects.

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Hi Christina, thank you so much for your review. We are happy to have assisted you with you reno. Hope you are enjoying your new basement!

Drew in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

I first saw the Reno Coach signs in our neighbourhood and I was intrigued. We knew we had to do our kitchen but we had not idea where to start; we had never done any renovations before.

After having the free consultation with Reiner, it was clear that he knew what he was doing. He got things started with some quotes from contractors who he thought would be good for the job. Reiner does all the things you don’t want to do - he drafts the contracts, ensures work is done on time and makes sure things are done to your specifications.

Reiner helped us find the right contractor (they were amazing!), the right cabinet makers (they were also fantastic) and a great place to get our counter tops. We figure the amount of money we spent on Reiner was pretty much made back with the costs we saved on the counter tops alone! We would have never known about this place unless Reiner told us.

In the end, the cost of using the Reno Coach was exactly what he said it would be at the initial free consultation. If you are fearful of starting a big renovation project and don’t know where to start, call the Reno Coach. We had such a great experience that we are ready to do the next project!

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Hi Drew, thank you so much for writing a detailed review for us. We are happy to have helped you with your reno. Hope you enjoy the new kitchen!

Elvin in Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

We hired Reiner to consult us with our renovations of a house we just purchased. We had a very tight timeline of only 4 weeks until we wanted to move in. This was our first renovation project and Reiner did an excellent job in coaching us. We decided to renovate the first and second floor including an open concept kitchen. We received high quality construction work and are very happy with the end product. Best of all, we were able to move in just after 4 weeks of renovation. Reiner directed us to the right people for our renovation needs and made sure that everything was done correctly and on time. I can highly recommend his service!

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Hi Elvin, thank you so much for writing a review for us! It was a pleasure helping with your renovation.

Andrew from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Reiner is an indispensible resource *well* worth his fee! He is a wealth of knowledge who advised on any situation we ran into while underpinning and renovating our basement. Knowing he'd previously worked with the contractors who were quoting on our job and has vetted their work, timeliness, and professionalism gave us piece of mind.

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Hi Andrew, thank you so much for your review! We are glad to have helped with your basement renovations.

Amy from York
2 reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

We contacted the Reno Coach on the recommendation of friends who'd had a good experience. After months of trying to do our own sourcing and research, he was able to help us decide the best course of action and led the process to gather quotes. Every single professional/tradesperson that he connected us to was fantastic and the contractor that we eventually went with was terrific. The Reno Coach helped us to filter out the "noise" and move ahead with confidence.

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Hi Amy, thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad that you are satisfied with the renovations and the trades!

Alex & Vina in Toronto
6 reviews North York, ON
10/10

Having heard quite a bit of reno-related horror stories, we had a lot of concerns as well as questions at the beginning of our below grade insulation, waterproofing and full basement reno project. We wanted to avoid costly mistakes and minimize reno-related stresses if we could. Luckily, we chanced upon The Reno Coach through online research and after our first meeting, we knew Reiner will bring in the necessary know-how and due diligence services we were looking for to approach our project with more confidence and peace of mind.

Initial consultations with him defined the possibilities for us both in financial and construction terms. His knowledge helped in setting realistic budget and expectations early on. We went ahead and engaged The Reno Coach from the get go and got him involved every step of the way - from discussing our renovation goals and requirements, estimating project cost, identifying potential areas of savings and trade-offs, selectively hiring a designer and contractors well suited and qualified for our project, getting multiple bids, reviewing contract agreement, permitting, to doing inspection, spot checks and quality controls during the renovation process.

We couldn’t be happier with our decision. Reiner was able to ensure that our reno work commenced and progressed to completion successfully. His overall expertise and work ethic made what was initially a daunting task and challenging proposition into a satisfying endeavour - with time, money and resources justified and well spent. We look forward to working with Reiner again on the second phase of our home renovation this Spring!

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Hi Alex and Vina, thank you for taking the time to write us a detailed review. It was our pleasure helping you with the process. We are looking forward to the completion of the second phase!

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More about The Reno Coach

When it comes to home renovations, what you don't know really can hurt you.TM

That's because successful renovations aren't as easy as they seem. Far from it. Behind what looks like a simple process lurks the potential for very expensive, very frustrating lessons. In fact, it's more than just potential. The frequency of catastrophic cost over-runs, shoddy workmanship, pro-longed timelines and dishonesty in the trades is high and rising. And even if your contractor is completely trustworthy there's still the reality that his errors, however honest, still cost you in the end.

Why assume this kind of risk, when a renovation coach can eliminate it?

The Reno Coach is a consulting and coaching company for contractors and home owners. We service the GTA and are a fee-based impartial advisor assisting homeowners and contractors in avoiding the pitfalls typically experienced during renovations. Let our 30 years experience in the construction and renovation industries work for you.

CATEGORIES
Renovation Advisors, Kitchen Planning & Renovation, Design/Build, Architects, and General Contractors
PRODUCTS
Building permit drawings, Building permit applications, Fire retrofit inspections, Basement apartment retrofits, 20/20 Kitchen and bathroom design and 3D renderings, Custom kitchens and bathrooms, Passive House design and building
SERVICES
Consulting and Coaching for Home Owners and Contractors, Building Permit Applications and Drawings, Structural Engineering Drawings, 3D Design renderings for kitchens etc, Contractor disputes resolution, Contractor background checks, WSIB solutions, Project Management, Passive House Design and Construction
BRANDS
Geneo Rau-Fibro passive house windows and doors www.passivehousewindows.ca Baeumler Approved
STYLES
Passive House Building Standards, an energy-efficient way of building a house. Follow our Passive House project in Toronto http://passivehouseto.blogspot.com/
SPECIALITIES
Residential and small commercial renovation and construction Consulting
WEBSITE
http://www.The-Reno-Coach.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2008
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque, Paypal
MEMBERSHIPS
Passive Building
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Renovator of the Year by Toronto Homebuilder Association
PROJECT MINIMUM
No Minimum
PROJECT RATE
Hourly or by contract
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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